2017 Airbnb Brooklyn Half: By the Numbers

2017 Airbnb Brooklyn Half: By the Numbers

Racing a half-marathon is an accomplishment on its own, but the Airbnb Brooklyn Half was much more than a 13.1-mile trek from the Brooklyn Museum to the Coney Island Boardwalk. Runners brought amazing stories to the course, ran for causes close to their hearts, and helped create an unforgettable day in NYC. These stats illustrate all that you were a part of.


Seconds that separated men’s winner Girma Bekele Gebre from the race’s second-place male finisher. Gebre improved upon his seventh-place finish at 2016 Airbnb Brooklyn Half (1:05:15) with a 1:04:56 finish on Saturday.



Number of hot dogs competitive eater Yasir Salem ate at the finish line. He'll return to the Coney Island Boardwalk this summer for the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest.



Runners who started the day single and ended it married. One couple got hitched at mile six. Another ran alongside 60 members of their wedding party and tied the knot in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighborhood after the race.


The number former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber wore during his career—and also his bib number during Saturday’s race, where he secured a half-marathon PR.



Years the Brooklyn Half’s been on the New York Road Runners race calendar.  



More female finishers than male. The 2017 Airbnb Brooklyn Half marked the fourth consecutive year that women finishers outnumbered men.



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Finishers at the 2017 Airbnb Brooklyn Half, making it the largest half-marathon to date in the United States in 2017.


Collective miles run by all 2017 Airbnb Brooklyn Half finishers—this is 1.5 times the distance from Earth to the moon.


Number of race-day tweets and Instagram posts that included #AirbnbBKHalf.

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$1.3 million

Amount raised by more than 3,000 Team for Kids team members to support NYRR's youth programs.

Lon Wilson Went From Running Marathons to Volunteering At Them

Lon Wilson Went From Running Marathons to Volunteering At Them

Janelle Hartman

Janelle Hartman